Ophelia (2017) | Director
Thriller | Romance | Shakespeare
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A short film based on William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
A visceral and urgent reimagining of one of Shakespeare’s tragic love stories. Two people, both pushed to their own limits whilst trying to hold on desperately to each other, discover that love, too, can be just as destructive.
Directed by Jamie Sims
Produced by Jacquie Dore
Production Design by Tafv Sampson
Cinematography by David Tuttman
Colour by Levanti Color
Sound design by James R.G. Wright
Musical score by Fredrick Llyod
Edited by Matt Cresswell
WINNER | BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM
THE BROADWAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER | BEST ACTOR
NOMINATED | BEST SHOWCASE SHORT FILM
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"Sims’ practised eye takes Underwood’s world and runs with it."
"This is a love story that is begging to be thrown into reverse but is so gripping that the audience, like Ophelia herself, will find it impossible to let go. Wonderfully shot and magnificently performed, ‘Ophelia’ is an exemplary short film and well worth a place on your watch list."
Nigel Morgan | (CameoLaunch)
"It is a film that is entirely beautiful – beauty comes in many forms and this short seems to encapsulate a range of those different forms; the beauty in love, the beauty in the struggle of love, the beauty in an aching heart."
"Valorie Curry and Sam Underwood immediately strike audiences with powerful emotion oozing from each scene. The onscreen chemistry between the two actors is spectacular."
"Ophelia is overall a fantastically made short film with highly intriguing aspects to be praised throughout its duration. "
"If you are looking for a short film that is bursting with a mixture of fierce and tender emotion then this is definitely the one for you."
Alicia Moore | (UKFilmReview)